The absolute last daylight of Friday was able to paint the southbound Monett Turn coming back through Avoca, AR among the fall colors.
AM 44 and the Monett Turn approach the Roberts Loop crossing at dusk. By this location going southbound, the train is weaving through the 5-degree reverse curves and down the 1.1 percent grade to ... (more)
AM 18, formerly of the NW roster, kicks cars in the North Yard to build a cut for today's Monett Turn. It was sure a surprise to find this relic showing it can still perform in the yard.
AM 54 leads the Monett Turn northbound between Purdy, MO and Butterfield, MO. The ALCo fleet has seen a recent return to service account crash damage to the SD70ACe fleet.
AM 44, an ex-Seaboard Air Line ALCo, leads an all-ALCo consist up the 1.1 percent grade southbound at Purdy, MO. The recent damage to the SD70ACe fleet has required calling the ALCo's back to serv... (more)
A manifest freight from Salina heads west on the southeastern-most leg of the KYLE. The locomotive consist is an eclectic mix of tunnel motors and an ex-Frisco SD40-2.
A SLRG excursion grinds up the west slope of La Veta Pass.
SP 7863 sits down at the passenger depot at South Fork. Careful eyes will remember the sister locomotive was recently seen in an upload by Steve Sm... (more)
Amtrak 4, the Southwest Chief, eases down Raton Pass at Morley, CO. Morley was the site of a large CF&I coal mine, producing coking coal for Pueblo. Tailings from the mine can be seen in the far r... (more)
Amtrak 4 crosses the Purgatorie River near Jansen, CO as it approaches the next station stop in Trinidad, CO.
SLRG 8577 leads a small, two-car, passenger excursion westbound between La Veta pass and Fort Garland, CO.
BNSF 9120 brings the rear of E HAFEBM around a seldom seen horseshoe curve in northern New Mexico.
KCT 311 waits behind a stop signal on the way back from KCS' Knoche Yard.
UP 6605 leads coal by some wildflowers and downgrade to Topeka and eventually Colcreek, TX. Flat-out plains running is interrupted by a significant grade at Onaga, KS.
BNSF's transfer job from KCS returns to Argentine Yard by way of "The J" (Santa Fe Junction).